The 2017 Australian Infrastructure Investment Report shows continuing appetite and focus on infrastructure opportunities – but shows with clarity that Australia’s solid reputation as an infrastructure investment destination is being eroded, as investors take stock of increasingly unpredictable political interventions, perpetrated by national and state governments.
Automated and Driverless Vehicles (AV/DVs) offer the prospect of positive and fundamental changes to the way Australia’s cities work and how people utilise transport. Our paper identifies three generalised approaches for policymakers to the prospect of AVs.
The June quarter of the Australian Infrastructure Metric – produced by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and BIS Oxford Economics - shows civil construction work won increase compared to the previous quarter, but remain below the long-run average.
The March 2017 quarter saw the Australian Infrastructure Metric headline result fall as a result of the retreat in investment across non-mining sectors with only a slight increase in work won in the mining sector. Total work won in infrastructure continues its fluctuating trend since December 2015, mainly driven by activity in the transport sector as the mining sector remains subdued.
The December 2016 quarter saw civil construction activity strengthen significantly following the subdued performance in the September 2016 quarter, driven by solid transport and utilities work won, as both sectors surged above their respective long-run trends.
This report summarises the long term price performance of electricity networks or ‘poles and wires’ businesses in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
The September quarter saw activity weaken significantly following a strong performance in the previous quarter.
A major new report by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, with financial modelling by KPMG, released at the National Press Club, outlines a plan to fix Australia’s struggling public housing system by providing more money and more places for vulnerable households.
The 2016 IPA/Perpetual Australian Infrastructure Investment Report shows continuing high levels of global interest in Australian infrastructure, but provides a good reminder that investment can - and does - go elsewhere when there are not enough Australian projects.
Driving Change: Australia's cities need a measured response.
The June 2016 quarter further evidences the increasing dominance of the non-mining sector in Australia’s civil construction work programme.
The March 2016 quarter saw a collapse in civil construction work won; brought down by record low contract signings across non-mining sectors.